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Vass ([personal profile] vass) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2014-02-21 01:57 am

Filter entries by tags AND security level

Title:
Filter entries by tags AND security level

Area:
tags, access filters

Summary:
It would be great to have a straightforward way to filter someone's current entries by both tags and security level, at the same time.

Description:
Currently, you can filter someone's entry by tag, e.g. user.dreamwidth.org/tag/banana would display all User's entries tagged 'banana' .

You can also filter it by security level, e.g. user.dreamwidth.org/security/public . This would display all User's current public entries.

But there is no obvious way (AFAIK - please correct me if I'm wrong) to do both at once, e.g. if you could use user.dreamwidth.org/security/public/tag/banana to display all User's current public entries tagged 'banana'. And some people have hundreds of entries per tag, so checking all by hand might not be practical.

This would be useful for if you need to quickly check if something a person told you is public knowledge before running your mouth about it in your own journal ("Looks like User's banana posts are all access-locked. I'd better ask them first before posting publicly about meeting them at the banana festival!") or, potentially, for checking your own security levels ("I try to make sure my posts on lutefisk are in an opt-in access group for my fellow lutefisk enthusiasts, but I think I might have forgotten to filter a few. Let me just check user.dreamwidth.org/security/access/tag/lutefisk and the same for security/public/tag/lutefisk to make sure of that.")

Potential drawbacks:
- it might hit the database too hard? IDK.
- people have custom security groups with / in the title, and people have tags with / in the title, and this would make it more difficult to form a URL, not matter whether it's /security/level/tag/tagname, or /tag/tagname/security/level.

Poll #15786 Filter entries by tags AND security level
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 40


This suggestion:

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Should be implemented as-is.
16 (40.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
6 (15.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
17 (42.5%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.5%)

[personal profile] swaldman 2014-08-10 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
Agreed, with the slight modification that rather than a query builder with lots of mouse selections and so forth, I'd favour a search box in the style of gmail. So for instance, you might type "tag:banana security:public" as text. Booleans allowed, etc - all combined with the current full text search that paid members get.

Whatever the UI, I suspect this is a fairly major RFE, and I don't know what the database implications might be, but it'd definitely be nice to have.
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[personal profile] marahmarie 2017-04-07 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
+1